We purchased our 1994 300ZX new and have enjoyed nearly 16 years of driving a fine automobile. It currently has 81,000 miles and we have had very few mechanical issues. We changed the timing belt at 50,000 miles (precautionary) and had a speed sensor malfunction at 75,000 miles. Also, new front brake pads. Other than that, it has been a nearly perfect car. The paint is original and still shines. The 5-speed manual has never experienced the first problem. The car is fun to drive. We took it on four separate 3-month around-the-U.S. trips of about 11,000 each and it was a joy to drive. On three of the trips we carried a tent and other camping gear in the back.
The nearly 20-year-old design is still in date. Looks better than new Z and almost as good as a Porsche. Well-built.
I wish it didn't use premium fuel, but this is typical for a sports car. Also, it would be nice to get better gas mileage. We average about 24 mpg on the highway.
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